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loves: you win if you guessed "pets" and "museums". Also books, art history, travel, British punk, Korean kimchi, bindis, martinis, and other things TBD. I will always make it very clear if a post is sponsored in any way. Drop me a line at thepetmuseum AT gmail.com !

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

white on gold

thanks www.the-athenaeum.org. (PD)
This looks like a Pacific Northwest mist, deep and soft and beautiful in a gentle way, safe cover for white rabbits to amble around and look at the world.  It's a Dutch mist, though, from the coastal province of Friesland, painted by Jan Mankes (1889-1920).   "White Rabbits in Autumn" (1911) shows Mankes at his hypnotic best.  Neither a Symbolist or a Realist, but something in between, he was particularly known for soft brush strokes under layers of glaze, resulting in images that look as though you photographed your dreams.  He had a pet owl; I will bring you a Mankes owl someday soon.

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